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The steering wheel on my 1026R has been loose from the beginning but it wasn't very much. The dealer said it was within spec when I took it in last year for a bunch of warranty items and I could accept it at that time. However, through the winter it has gotten bad. I know there are a couple of good threads on here that give me a clue to the cause so I might pull it apart this weekend to see if I can tighten it up or if something is worn out I will need to catch it under warranty.

Here is a short video clip to demonstrate how loose it is. I'll follow up with more info as I take it apart.

 

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That much play in the steering wheel would drive me nuts! I hope that you can find something that tightens it up good.
 

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Your dealer must not be one of the good ones. That's crazy. Gotta be something loose somewhere.

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Your dealer said that's ok? I wouldn't be happy with that at all.:thumbsdown: Please let us know what you find.:hi:
 

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Man, that is not right at all. Hope you can figure it out and get your dealer to fix it. I would think it should be easy to find the issue once you get some parts off.
 

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Here's the breakdown on the steering wheel and column. It may be of some help.



1M142219Cover1
214M7260Nut1
M16
3M142218Steering Wheel1
4M40514Snap Ring2
5M45566Washer2
M45566Washer1
6M90199Bushing2
7M151725Steering Column1
8M151704Pawl1
9M153102Lever1
CartkeyPART NO.PART NAMEQTY SERIAL NO.REMARKS
10M153185Spring1
1114M7397Lock Nut1
M6
12M151889Sector1
1319M7286Cap Screw1
M6 X 25
14M154338Stud2
1514M7396Lock Nut2
M8
16LVU22025Steering Shaft1
17LVU22015Bracket1
18LVU21977Shaft1
1937M7405Bolt12
CartkeyPART NO.PART NAMEQTY SERIAL NO.REMARKS
20LVU22128Support2
21LVA16457Bracket1
22M153186Spring1
23LVU24577Bracket1
TILT LEVER RETAINER
 

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I'd look at 19s. Are they even there? I figured somebody would post a pic. ;) Good luck.
 

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That's Nuts!
Keep us posted Carvel Loafer, I'm certain others have or will have the same issue.
 

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WOW! That's a lot of play!
 

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It wasn't near as bad as this when I had it in the shop last spring. It seemed to get worse through the winter.

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Fuelhog 2000 previously posted about how he solved his loose steering wheel. I am not smart enough to know how to post that link....but I am sure a moderator can. Carvel Loafer....help is on the way!!!
 

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That thread looks like the answer to this issue.
 

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Fuelhog 2000 previously posted about how he solved his loose steering wheel. I am not smart enough to know how to post that link....but I am sure a moderator can. Carvel Loafer....help is on the way!!!
Yes, I did have the same play in my wheel. That is not right. I believe it was nut 15 that I tightened and was not that difficult to do. It has not loosened again since I tightened it.:thumbup1gif:
 

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Boy, I'm glad I got the base model with the fixed position steering wheel. One less thing to go wrong! No air condition, no power windows, no power door locks, no CD player, no remote start, no power heated seats, no power sun roof, it is just a tractor with 3 point hitch, power take off, 4 wheel drive, high low range, and full hydraulics.

All kidding aside generally the less there is the less that goes wrong.
 

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All kidding aside generally the less there is the less that goes wrong.[/QUOTE]

Yup... that just leaves the big, expensive and down-time consuming stuff to go wrong.:laugh:
 

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Boy, I'm glad I got the base model with the fixed position steering wheel. One less thing to go wrong! No air condition, no power windows, no power door locks, no CD player, no remote start, no power heated seats, no power sun roof, it is just a tractor with 3 point hitch, power take off, 4 wheel drive, high low range, and full hydraulics.

All kidding aside generally the less there is the less that goes wrong.
It really isn't a big deal. Very easy to fix and boy its nice to have tilt wheel.

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I have not looked at a break down of the 1023 without tilt, but loose mounting bolts will cause any steering assembly to have play in it. I hope that the issue is just loose bolts.
 

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I showed that video clip to the service rep at the dealer and he thought it might be the bushing and suggested bringing it in before my two year warranty is over. I'll check the bolts first.

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Having the same issue my self. Just started a week or so ago and has been quickly getting worse. Will have to look up and see if I can tighten these bolts.
 
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